Autumn Sky Tour. On Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. view through historic & modern telescopes Pine Valley Ranch Open Space Park. Astronomy team members will discuss the spectacular objects to be found in Autumn skies. Ages 10 – adult. Be sure to register.
Preschool Nature Nuts: Turkeys. Saturday, November 2 and November 7 at 10:15 or 11:15 a.m. Lookout Mountain Nature Center. What is the most famous bird in November? The turkey, of course. Enjoy a hike and make a craft as you gobble away. Kids ages 3-5 must be accompanied by an adult. Be sure to register.
Have You Seen My Dinosaur Production. ANIMALOOZA has teamed with Rocky Mountain PBS and the Denver Zoo to present it’s first-ever live show — “Have You Seen My Dinosaur” — Nov. 2 at the Boulder Theater. Local Emmy Award-winning producer and children’s author Shane DeRolf has created ANIMALOOZA a FUN-Dimensional Learning Company. Through its monthly book series, digital media experiences and live-events, ANIMALOOZA creatively introduces kids to a wonderful cast of animated characters from around the world through books, videos, songs and dances with just the right amount of age-appropriate environmental awareness. For information about tickets and show times, please visit: http://bit.ly/1eqcipM.
The Grand Illumination event lights up downtown Denver with nearly 600,000 lights from Union Station to the City and County Building. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Union Station with carolers, food, drink, and family friendly activities.
November 29-December 29
Denver’s holiday tradition returns! Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, this joyous and opulent musical adaptation traces Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant journey to redemption. A Christmas Carol illuminates the meaning of the holiday season and is a beloved tradition for many families.
Not in the mood to baste that turkey? Take the night off and hit the town! Some of Denver’s best restaurants want to cook you a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner this year.
Through February 9, 2014
Take a trip to Paris, without leaving The Mile High City. This holiday season, the Denver Art Museum (DAM) presents Passport to Paris, a suite of three French-themed exhibitions, featuring masterpieces by Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and will feature more Monet in Denver than ever before! Skip the lines and take advantage of great hotel packages with VIP tickets at parisindenver.com.
Through January 5, 2014
Uncover the truth behind some of science’s popular myths! Just like the dynamic TV series, the fully interactive Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity to create a hands-on – and yes, explosive – experience for guests of all ages.
Cross some loved ones off your holiday gift list early this year! Cherry Creek North’s 16 blocks are filled with holiday lights and décor and the region’s largest collection of independently owned boutiques. Browse 160 upscale shops at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Other options include Denver Pavilions and Larimer Square, Belmar Shopping + Dining District, IKEA, and Park Meadows Retail Resort.
December 1, 2013-January 1, 2014
Embrace the holiday season at Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens. More than one million colorful lights draped in elegant designs highlight the Gardens’ winter beauty. Romantic and popular kissing spots will return, as well as the always-anticipated HoloSpex glasses. Warm drinks and tasty treats will also be available.
November 30, 2013-February 17, 2014
Skyline Park is the place to be this holiday season! Southwest Airlines and the Downtown Denver Partnership invite you to grab your family and friends and head to 16th and Arapahoe in Downtown Denver to the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park! Skating is free with your own skates, or rentals are available for just $2.
November 30-December 1
Two nights only! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas has been America’s favorite holiday celebration for more than 25 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features beloved Christmas music along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in the Buell Theatre’s intimate setting.
November 22- December 21
Relive a centuries old German tradition at the annual Denver Christkindl. The sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season with a German flair arrive on the 16th Street Mall. Music, holiday lights and typical vendor cabins will fill Skyline Park area across from the Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower.
Also, don’t miss these events from Jeffco parks. LMNC programs are FREE and registration is required unless otherwise noted. Register online or by calling 720-497-7600. Looking for a program for your class, scout troop, or other group? Visit their website or call to learn about group programs.
GO Club: Who’s Still Awake?
Saturday, November 9
1:00 PM Mount Falcon Park West
Get Outdoors and Explore Club programs are unstructured, playful nature excursions that feature activities for parents to help their children connect with the natural world. All ages.
Junior Naturalists: Being a Turkey
Sunday, November 10
1:00 PM Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Learn about the bird that almost became the symbol of our nation! From finding food to getting a good night sleep, discover what it takes for these birds to survive. Kids ages 6-10 with an adult.
Sunday, November 17
2:00 PM Lookout Mountain Nature Center
Take a short walk to discover what is interesting in the pine woods on that day, then come inside for a story about nature and place. Ages 6-adult.
Toddler Nature Nuts: Turkeys
Thursday, November 7
10:15 or 11:15 AM Lookout Mountain Nature Center
What is the most famous bird in November? The turkey, of course. Enjoy a hike and make a craft as you gobble away. Kids 2 years-old with an adult.
40th Anniversary Exhibit
March 19 to November 17 (Hiwan Homestead Museum)
Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jefferson County Historical Society and Jefferson County Open Space, which was voted into existence in 1972 and began receiving funds in 1973. Displays will center on important points in history, interesting facts about the development of Open Space and a variety of memorabilia.